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Critique my list please! Montreal chowhounds in London for a week


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Critique my list please! Montreal chowhounds in London for a week

CookEatSleep | | Nov 19, 2010 12:47 PM

Hubby and I will be in London from Dec.3-10. I'm super adventurous with food but my husband has more conservative tastes. I'd like to stay away from French since we have great options in Montreal and focus more on food that is more "British". We're staying at the Hide London (Hendon) which includes breakfast and will be fitting in 2 Arsenal games during our trip.

I've researched the board and here's my itinery so far - please critique and make suggestions.

Friday: My husband has us booked for a tour of Highbury for most of the afternoon. Open to dining suggestions. Maybe Petek (turkish) which is around there?

Saturday: Arsenal match in the afternoon, will probably grab a bite around there before the game. I hear there's a great jerk chicken stall around. Maybe New Tayyabs at night? I don't want to do anything fancy as it's Saturday night and we'll likely be in a mood for something casual.

Sunday: Nothing planned so far. Suggestions please! Maybe I can fit in Jamie's Italian for dinner or something with a great view.

Monday: Day tour booked to Stonehenge/Bath/Windsor. Lunch is included in the tour in Lacock and we only get back around 9pm. What to do for dinner?

Tuesday: Thinking of high tea at the Orangery in Kensington. Reservations booked for Bull & Last for dinner.

Wed: Masters Superfish in the afternoon maybe? Arsenal match at 7pm

Thurs: Tate Modern/Borough Market. Reservations booked at Harwood Arms for dinner.

Friday: Flight leaves at 3pm. Not sure we'll have time for anything before that.

Some options that I want to fit in, but not sure when:
- Lunch at Gordon Ramsey at Claridge's
- Is l'Atelier by Robuchon worth checking out? They have a great lunch deal.
- Maybe dinner at the National Portrait Gallery restaurant - or something else with a nice view?
- Jamie's Italian. I know that it's a chain and nothing to write home about but i'd like to try some mainstream Jamie Oliver since I've always loved him.
- Maybe grab lunch at Princi

As you can see, I love gastropubs but I think i've got that covered. Super excited about Bull & Last and Harwood Arms. I've considered St. John's but decided against it as there is not enough options on the menu that hubby will eat. I'd rather not break the bank on any meal but if there is something I really should be considering, please mention. Thanks for your help!

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